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  • Photo of Cheesecake, a Central Asian Shepherd Dog, Sarplaninac, and Mixed mix in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada Photo of Cheesecake, a Central Asian Shepherd Dog, Sarplaninac, and Mixed mix in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada

“Cheesecake is a 150lbs beast that spent almost a year in the pound because he’s gigantic and had a torn CCL. Now he has a shiny new titanium knee. He’s a big, floppy, lovely boy who is every inch a gentle giant.”

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Current Location

Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada

From

Chilliwack, BC, Canada

This dog has been viewed and been given 10 wags

Registration

Microchip: 152429724A

Genetic Breed Result

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Embark Supermutt analysis

What’s in that Supermutt? There may be small amounts of DNA from these distant ancestors:

Central Asian Shepherd Dog

The Central Asian Shepherd Dog is a large, powerful breed that originates from, well, Central Asia! They are an ancient breed that hails from modern day countries like Kazakstan, Afghanistan, and Tadzhikistan. They were bred over the course of thousands of years to be an excellent guardian of livestock—usually sheep—and a faithful companion to their owner. While the Central Asian Sheepdog’s bloodline can be traced over a thousand years, they weren’t commercially bred in kennels until the 20th century in the former USSR.

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Sarplaninac

Large and imposing, the Sarplaninac is still often used for its original purpose of being a livestock guardian. This landrace breed has a rich history and is considered to be an ancient type of dog.

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Central Asian Shepherd Dog
Sarplaninac
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Family Tree From Embark PARENTS GRANDPARENTS GREAT GRANDPARENTS Central Asian Shepherd Dog mix Central Asian Shepherd Dog mix Central Asian Shepherd Dog Sarplaninac / Central Asian Shepherd Dog mix Central Asian Shepherd Dog Central Asian Shepherd Dog mix Central Asian Shepherd Dog Central Asian Shepherd Dog Sarplaninac Central Asian Shepherd Dog mix Central Asian Shepherd Dog Central Asian Shepherd Dog Central Asian Shepherd Dog Mixed

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Through Cheesecake’s mitochondrial DNA we can trace his mother’s ancestry back to where dogs and people first became friends. This map helps you visualize the routes that his ancestors took to your home. Their story is described below the map.

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A1e

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A22

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A1e

Cheesecake’s Haplogroup

This female lineage likely stems from some of the original Central Asian wolves that were domesticated into modern dogs starting about 15,000 years ago. It seemed to be a fairly rare dog line for most of dog history until the past 300 years, when the lineage seemed to “explode” out and spread quickly. What really separates this group from the pack is its presence in Alaskan village dogs and Samoyeds. It is possible that this was an indigenous lineage brought to the Americas from Siberia when people were first starting to make that trip themselves! We see this lineage pop up in overwhelming numbers of Irish Wolfhounds, and it also occurs frequently in popular large breeds like Bernese Mountain Dogs, Saint Bernards and Great Danes. Shetland Sheepdogs are also common members of this maternal line, and we see it a lot in Boxers, too. Though it may be all mixed up with European dogs thanks to recent breeding events, its origins in the Americas makes it a very exciting lineage for sure!

A22

Cheesecake’s Haplotype

Part of the large A1e haplogroup, we see this haplotype in Bernese Mountain Dogs, German Shepherd Dogs, Great Danes, and village dogs in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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Irish Wolfhounds are a consistent carrier of A1e.

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Through Cheesecake’s Y-chromosome we can trace his father’s ancestry back to where dogs and people first became friends. This map helps you visualize the routes that his ancestors took to your home. Their story is described below the map.

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D

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H10.2

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D

Cheesecake’s Haplogroup

The D paternal lineage is very common in well-known populations of dogs. Breeds belonging to the D lineage likely have direct male ancestors that can be traced all the way back to the origin of domestic dogs themselves! One popular breed that commonly sports a D lineage is the Boxer. Boxers were developed in the late 19th century from Mastiff dogs, so it is no surprise that D is well represented among Mastiffs, Bulldogs, as well as Terriers. Intriguingly, D is also found among Lhasa Apsos, an ancient Tibetan breed, and Afghan Hounds. While the presence of this lineage in Polynesia or the New World can be chalked up to interbreeding with European dogs brought during voyages of discovery or later settlement, D is also well represented among village dog populations in the Middle East and Africa. If the fact that we find dogs bearing a D lineage in the Middle East (not to mention the large amount of diversity among Middle Eastern D lineage males) is any indication of ancient residence in that region, then the presence among Oceanian village dogs is peculiar. Rather, it may be that D is part of a broader Eurasian group of ancient paternal lineages which disappeared from the eastern portion of its original range, persisting in the island of New Guinea as well as West Asia and Africa. With the rise of Mastiff breeds, the D lineage received a new life as it became common among many types of working dogs.

H10.2

Cheesecake’s Haplotype

Part of the D haplogroup, we have detected this rare haplotype in village dogs in Qatar.

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The D paternal lineage is common in Boxers.

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